With Thames Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 295

2. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,837

3. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler, Matthew Ashforde

Votes: 99,226

4. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 21,411

5. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,762

6. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.3
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Mr JG Reeder is an employee of The Department of Public Prosecutions, unassuming in appearance, but blessed with a razor sharp mind. Reeder solves mysteries, under the watchful eye of his larger than life boss, Sir Jason Toovey.

Stars: Hugh Burden, Willoughby Goddard, Mona Bruce, Gillian Lewis

Votes: 52

7. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Keith Wickham, Michael Brandon, Kerry Shale

Votes: 3,536

8. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)

45 min | Comedy

7.7
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Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 7,114

9. The Benny Hill Show (1969–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A skit based show with Benny Hill, often containing smutty humour.

Stars: Benny Hill, Henry McGee, Jackie Wright, Bob Todd

Votes: 4,373

10. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 1,099

11. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Greg Callan's cousin David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 589

12. Bless This House (1971–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Robin Stewart, Sally Geeson

Votes: 785

13. Public Eye (1965–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Ray Smith, Pauline Delaney, Brenda Cavendish

Votes: 239

14. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,408

15. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 1,115

16. Hazell (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A British television series about a fictional private detective named James Hazell and his adventures.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Roddy McMillan, Desmond McNamara, Peter Bourke

Votes: 138

17. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 753

18. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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82 Metascore

A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 6,502 | Gross: $5.60M

19. George & Mildred (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 1,226

20. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,920 | Gross: $0.16M

21. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.

Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 513

22. Never the Twain (1981–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

Stars: Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Derek Deadman, Teddy Turner

Votes: 346

23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 7,058 | Gross: $12.45M

24. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Popular British sitcom about middle-aged suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have left home, so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 251

25. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Jill Meager

Votes: 140

26. Two in Clover (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Comedy series about two frustrated office workers who decide to leave behind their nine to five lifestyle for the simpler life of living in the countryside and running a farm.

Stars: Sidney James, Victor Spinetti, Bill Pertwee, Victor Platt

Votes: 58

27. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,311

28. Robin's Nest (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton, David Kelly

Votes: 646

29. The BFG (1989)

91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

Votes: 6,478

30. Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, widowed father William Smith (Jeremy Irons) and his son Danny (Samuel Irons) live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 1,216

31. Hardware (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.

Stars: Martin Freeman, Peter Serafinowicz, Ken Morley, Susan Earl

Votes: 384

32. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 3,107

33. M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)

TV-PG | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A London MIT investigates a number of gruesome murders.

Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Richard Hope, Michael McKell, Samantha Spiro

Votes: 180

34. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 117

35. Lytton's Diary (1985–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.8
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As portrayed by Peter Bowles (The Irish R.M., To the Manor Born), London gossip columnist Neville Lytton exudes a sophisticated charm that masks a tenacious commitment to his job. Whether ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bowles, Holly De Jong, Adam Norton, Harriet Keevil

Votes: 43

36. The Brack Report (1982– )

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Paul Brack is a scientist trying to prevent a potential disaster after quitting his job at a nuclear power station.

Stars: Donald Sumpter, Patricia Garwood, Jenny Seagrove, Neil Nisbet

Votes: 22

37. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, David Jason

Votes: 3,449

38. Special Branch (1969–1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Groundbreaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists, and subversives.

Stars: Derren Nesbitt, George Sewell, Morris Perry, Fulton Mackay

Votes: 129

39. Widows (1983–1985)

301 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Three armed robbers, Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli, die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows, Dolly Rawlins,... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Kate Williams, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 381

40. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971–1973)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer, Ronald Hines

Votes: 199

41. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,921 | Gross: $0.60M

42. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Davidson, John Bardon, Brian Hall, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 71

43. Bognor (1981– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Simon Bognor, the accident-prone investigator for the Department of Trade, has to contend with double-dealing, murders, dismissive bosses and his fierce fiancee Monica.

Stars: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts, Tim Meats

Votes: 32

44. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.2
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard

Votes: 76

45. The Wind (1928)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming

Votes: 5,992

46. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 200

47. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke

Votes: 601

48. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 6,111 | Gross: $11.00M

49. The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 1,495

50. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristian Schmid, Christian Tessier, Naomie Harris, Jeff Harding

Votes: 332


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